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Civilians Killed In Syrian Regime Air Strike On Eastern Ghouta: Monitor Civilians Killed In Syrian Regime Air Strike On Eastern Ghouta: Monitor
- March 05, 2018

Turkey said it wants to oust the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, from Afrin. Damascus and Moscow say they are trying to clear the area of "terrorists". Eastern Ghouta, a Damascus suburb, has been under siege for the last five years and humanitarian access to the area, which is home to some 400,000 people, has been completely cut off. (more...)
White House on lock-down as man shoots self White House on lock-down as man shoots self
- March 05, 2018

As a precaution, the Secret Service shutdown all roads along the White House perimeter. The area north of the White House was cleared and cordoned off. Medical personnel were called to respond to the male victim, but he was declared dead at the scene, the U.S. Secret Service said. No other injuries reported. (more...)
Trump full of jokes at annual media dinner Trump full of jokes at annual media dinner
- March 05, 2018

According to the Associated Press , Landrieu also told Trump, "No matter how many times we say it, we don't drain the swamps either". "He is straight!" said Trump. There are enough gold doubloons in the city of New Orleans you could literally write your name across a building in huge gold letters. "Nancy's worth tens of millions of dollars and she's a populist". (more...)
Suspects released over murder of Slovakian journalist Jan Kuciak Suspects released over murder of Slovakian journalist Jan Kuciak
- March 04, 2018

He was writing an article on suspected links between the Italian mafia and the prime minister when he was murdered. Al Jazeera's Charlotte Bellis reports. The rallies are taking place amid calls for worldwide experts to join the investigation and for Interior Minister Robert Kalinak, who was linked to corruption scandals in the past, to resign. (more...)
IN sheriff's deputy fatally shot IN sheriff's deputy fatally shot
- March 04, 2018

Baumgardt was struck by a police bullet, but survived and was listed in stable condition at a nearby hospital. Lebanon police gave chase and were joined shortly thereafter by a Boone County Sheriff's deputy. and his 55-year-old father, John Baldwin Sr. were also arrested in connection with this. After Baldwin Sr. and Baumgardt bailed from the vehicle and ran, Pickett continued the pursuit on foot and ran after Baumgardt. (more...)
S Satellite expected to launch today: Improvements in weather observations to come S Satellite expected to launch today: Improvements in weather observations to come
- March 04, 2018

It will hover and scan weather-related data for the Western United States which has remained under-defined by previous GEOS Satellites. The two-hour launch window opens at 4:02 p.m. GOES-S is created to last for 10 years , so stay tuned for plenty of new science to come after its launch. It is expected that the satellite will receive more accurate information on storm disasters such as storms, hurricanes, floods. (more...)
Won't accept divergence with N. Ireland, says May
- March 04, 2018

Tusk, who met May in her office in London , was due to ask the prime minister how she plans to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. A new round of talks is scheduled for next week, as are European Union talks on the guidelines for negotiations concerning future ties. Following the intervention on Wednesday from former Prime Minister Sir John Major, in which he called for MPs to be given a free vote on any final Brexit deal and warned the Government their ... (more...)
Theresa May sets out vision on trade with European Union post-Brexit
- March 04, 2018

May conceded in her speech that access to markets would be "less than it is now". She was honest about the challenges and that trade-offs will need to be made. On the Irish border specifically, she said: "Just as it would be unacceptable to go back to a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, it would also be unacceptable to break up the UK's own common market by creating a customs and regulatory border down the Irish Sea". (more...)
India Angered over Justin Trudeau's Defense of Unnamed Official India Angered over Justin Trudeau's Defense of Unnamed Official
- March 04, 2018

Sarai was part of Trudeau's delegation during his week-long visit to India. The Indian government has strongly rebutted allegations that a faction within the government was responsible for the invitation to alleged Khalistani separatist and would-be assassin Jaspal Atwal to a dinner with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , who was in India last week. (more...)
North Korea rejects USA preconditions for holding talks
- March 04, 2018

The Trump administration is considering military action against North Korea if the rogue regime successfully builds a nuclear missile capable of hitting the United States, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the administration's latest thinking. (more...)
Sharif's Party Reportedly Gains Control Of Pakistani Senate Sharif's Party Reportedly Gains Control Of Pakistani Senate
- March 04, 2018

Former Interior Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday said that government institutions should play their practical role to prevent horse-trading. The polling was held in the national and four provincial assemblies, whose members are eligible to vote in the Senate elections. They are not all elected at the same time - half are elected in one election, and the other half three years later. (more...)
Turkey resumes attacks against Afrin, killing 13 Turkey resumes attacks against Afrin, killing 13
- March 04, 2018

The local Kurdish administration, the Syrian State, the Russian Federation, plus global watchdogs such as the UN, London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty worldwide have all documented civilians killed by Turkish attacks in Afrin. (more...)
HR McMaster and Gary Cohn Edge Toward Exit Following Hope Hicks Resignation HR McMaster and Gary Cohn Edge Toward Exit Following Hope Hicks Resignation
- March 04, 2018

Although the White House denied the NBC report , strains in relations between the advisor and the president had been widely reported on previously. Mr McMaster as a solid choice for replacement because he had no ties to the campaign. Meanwhile, Ford Motor Company Vice President Stephen Biegun is reportedly regarded as a leading candidate to succeed McMaster. (more...)
Senate Intel Says House Panel Leaked Private Russia Texts Senate Intel Says House Panel Leaked Private Russia Texts
- March 04, 2018

On Thursday, the New York Times reported that House Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) leaked Senate Intelligence Committee ranking member Mark Warner's (D-VA) confidential text messages to Fox News as part of his ongoing effort to discredit the ongoing investigations of the Trump campaign for possible collusion with Russian Federation. (more...)
European Union urges Russia, Turkey, Iran to uphold ceasefire in eastern Ghouta European Union urges Russia, Turkey, Iran to uphold ceasefire in eastern Ghouta
- March 03, 2018

On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a ceasefire on humanitarian ground, under increasing pressure from the worldwide community. "There were people being killed from the moment the so-called ceasefire was announced". Guterres demanded an immediate ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta. Syrian Arab Republic Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari speaks with China's Ambassador to the U.N. (more...)
United States ambassador to Mexico to step down in May United States ambassador to Mexico to step down in May
- March 03, 2018

Jacobson gave no news of her successor yesterday but according to the newspaper Reforma , Trump plans to name former General Motors and AT & T CEO Ed Whiteacre as the next USA ambassador to Mexico . Many expected Trump to quickly ditch Jacobson due to her links to the Obama administration, and her often-vocal differences with some of the USA president's declarations, such as his proposed border wall. (more...)
Kabul bomb: Bishop confirms Australian embassy cars attacked, no staff hurt Kabul bomb: Bishop confirms Australian embassy cars attacked, no staff hurt
- March 03, 2018

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the latest blast. Similar attacks in the past have been claimed both by the Taliban and by pro-Daesh armed groups. "We are making this offer without preconditions in order to lead to a peace agreement", Ghani said in opening remarks to the conference attended by officials from around 25 countries involved in the so-called Kabul Process. (more...)
Turkish soldiers killed, 13 wounded during clash in Syria Turkish soldiers killed, 13 wounded during clash in Syria
- March 03, 2018

Addressing a National Defense University graduation ceremony in Istanbul, Canikli said also 116 fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) have also been killed in the operation. "The convoy with aid provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in Syria will distribute it among civilians", the source said, adding that the convoy consists of 28 trucks. (more...)
Seven Detained In Slovak Journalist's Murder Case Seven Detained In Slovak Journalist's Murder Case
- March 03, 2018

In the long, but unfinished article , Kuciak focuses on the activities of several Italian clans linked to 'Ndrangheta in Slovakia that are running business primarily in agriculture, but also in biogas. Other anti-corruption protests are being planned for Friday across the country as well as in Prague, London and The Hague. The march was the first of several planned to honor Kuciak and protest graft in Slovakia. (more...)
2 fatally at Michigan university, shooter at large 2 fatally at Michigan university, shooter at large
- March 03, 2018

Officials at McLaren Central Michigan hospital said it was also on lockdown. Courtesy of Grant Polmanteer via Reuters Police added that officers on Thursday who encountered Davis saw "no information that would lead us to believe" he would become violent. (more...)
North Korea is willing to talk with United States, south's leader says North Korea is willing to talk with United States, south's leader says
- March 03, 2018

South Korea responded to the USA by saying the country should lower the threshold for North Korea talks. North Korea previous year increased the pace of its missile programme. During their working-level talks, Seoul and Pyongyang also confirmed that they will continue to discuss practical issues by communicating in writing, according to a joint statement released by the South Korean government. (more...)
Federal firewall: budget plan is for long term resilience, not stop gaps Federal firewall: budget plan is for long term resilience, not stop gaps
- March 03, 2018

The Naylor report's publication was delayed for several months until after a budget that did not adopt its funding recommendations; that was received as a slap in the face by those endorsing the report's message that investigator-driven fundamental research needed a boost to overcome ongoing declines. (more...)
Armen Sarkissian is the New President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian is the New President of Armenia
- March 03, 2018

Ninety lawmakers voted in favor of the 64-year-old Sarkissian, a former prime minister and now the country's ambassador to the United Kingdom; 10 voted against; and one lawmaker abstained. President-elect Armen Sarkissian thanked incumbent President Serzh Sargsyan for congratulations and best wishes. Under the new Constitution the President is elected for a term of seven years. (more...)
Florida Green Lights Bill That Trains Teachers To Have Firearms In School Florida Green Lights Bill That Trains Teachers To Have Firearms In School
- March 03, 2018

But many said they were glad to be back. Richmond Public Schools is taking a different approach when it comes to student gun violence activism. "So that was very upsetting". For many students, the last two weeks have been punctuated by vigils, marches, funerals for classmates and teachers, and trips to grief counseling. (more...)
Militants kill at least 3 aid workers in Nigeria Militants kill at least 3 aid workers in Nigeria
- March 03, 2018

About 3,000 aid workers, majority Nigerian nationals, work in northeast Nigeria . "Right now, our thoughts are with families, friends and organisations of all those affected and the most vulnerable people aid workers strive to help in Nigeria", said Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management. (more...)

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